Musician Charlie Daniels was a great friend of Steve King and Johnnie Putman of WGN Radio. He passed away at the age of 83, and Steve and Johnnie join John Williams to talk about what made Charlie unique and loved, both as a musician and as a person.
Country music legend Charlie Daniels has died of a stroke at age 83. We remember him by looking back at his July, 2002 visit with Steve and Johnnie.: Click here to read Steve and Johnnie’s tribute to Charlie from their “Both Sides Now” blog. And, as a bonus, here’s a photo of Charlie Daniels with […]
Steve and Johnnie are in for Matt Bubala bringing you all of the light-hearted fun you need! To kick off the show Jim Peterik from the Ides of March joined Steve and Johnnie to talk about their new CD celebrating 55 years of amazing music. Then, WGN’s very own Roger Badesch calls in to talk […]
It’s the 25th anniversary broadcast of Steve & Johnnie’s “Cheap Date Life After Dark New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” and this show has some serious fireworks to kick off 2020! Ronnie Rice, The Empty Pockets and River Road Trio all join the celebration at midnight! Tune in to hear some amazing tunes from these performers. At […]
Steve King and Johnnie Putman are back on the WGN Radio airwaves with a fun jam packed show for you! First Monika Wiela, a former Chicagoan behind the organization givebackbox.com joins the show to talk about how she has more than 40 retailers supporting her and helping charities across the country. Later, Chicago’s very own […]
WGN Radio legends Steve King and Johnnie Putman fill in for Roe Conn with a show packed with laughs, memories and great guests! After breaking the ice, photographer Barry Butler joins Steve and Johnnie in studio to talk about how he got into photography. Butler tells the stories behind some of the favorite photos that […]
Guitarist Joel Paterson talks with Steve and Johnnie about his Christmas album, new Beatles album Let It Be Guitar!, and his latest tours. Paterson plays Merle Travis and The Beatles and reveals which living and dead guitarists he would love to pick with. You can keep up with Paterson at joelpaterson.com.
Photographer Barry Butler joins Steve and Johnnie in studio to talk about how he got into photography. Butler tells the stories behind some of the favorite photos that he has captured. You can view all of Butler’s beautiful shots on his website.
Director Pamela Pulice and Director of Communications Joseph Farina join Steve King and Johnnie Putman in studio to talk about the new film “The Dick Biondi Film.” Listen to the full interview below and donate on their website.
Steve King and Johnnie Putman bring you six hours of nonstop laughter and entertainment. To kick off the show, Steve and Johnnie are joined with Mike Marschalk from Novak Construction to talk tips and tricks to putting up holiday lights this season. Then, world renown guitarist Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh come in-studio to preform […]
Steve King and Johnnie Putman are joined with New York Times Best Selling Author Michael Lister. Michael is an American novelist of Florida-based mysteries, suspense, thrillers, and noirs. He has authored 32 mystery novels, most featuring his two best-known characters, prison chaplain John Jordan and 1940s noir detective Jimmy “Soldier” Riley. Listen in as Michael, […]
Josh Solomon and Erika Brett of The Empty Pockets join Steve King and Johnnie Putman in-studio. The Empty Pockets’ often cerebral and sometimes playful indie-Americana sound draws from timeless classic rock, folk and blues. An old-school sensibility featuring rich harmonies and skilled instrumentalists, Rolling Stone Magazine aptly dubbed the band a “polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit.” […]
During Steve King and Johnnie Putman six hour Black Friday Extravaganza world renown guitarist Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh stopped by in-studio. Listen in as the amazingly talented guitarists preform several tunes live, talk about Muriel’s new cookbook and be sure not to miss the 28th Annual Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert happening in Downers Grove TONIGHT. Event […]
To kick off the show Steve and Johnnie are joined with Chris Smith, Chief Meteorologist at WJHG-TV down in Panama City Beach Florida, to get an update and some insight on Hurricane Dorian. Then Steve and Johnnie paid their respects on air to their dear friend Fran Tate who recently passed away. Later Steve talked […]
On this episode with Steve & Johnnie: They talk with Rick Pearson, Political Reporter, at the Chicago Tribune about the first 2020 Democratic Debate. Then they take a look at new updates on your computer and suggestions from our former Website Wednesday Night with, Patrick Crispen, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education and Director of […]
What better way to celebrate 95 years of being Chicago’s Very Own than with WGN Radio Legends Steve King and Johnnie Putman as they reminisce on the best and brightest moments at the station. Be sure to order your copy of A Little More Les, full of conversations, photos and memories from their treasured friendship with […]
Voice artist Ken Nordine, the creator of “Word Jazz,” died Saturday at the age of 98. Over the years, he visited with a number of WGN Radio shows to discuss his career. May 2015, with Dave Hoekstra January 2014, with Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano April 2010, with Steve King and Johnnie Putman